The Yellow Wallpaper – Charlotte Perkins Gilman

“The Yellow Wallpaper”, by Charlotte Perkins Gilman, tells the story of a fragile woman, taken to a farm by her husband, a doctor, in a way that should work as a healing retreat. Even though it seems like the perfect destination for her emotional recovery, the room where the couple settles is covered by a mysterious yellow wallpaper. Prohibited to do any form of mental or physical effort, the narrator gets obsessed by the patterns of the wallpaper. The book was published in 1892 and for many years was considered a horror story. However, considering from the author’s background and the depth of her text, it is today considered a classic in feminist literature.